Collective Trance

Foto: Olivier Collet

Although trance is usually associated with rituals full of excitement, to enter this state may be sufficient to watch a staring point or hearing a particular sound. As Erika Bourguignon notes, there are versions of this technique in almost all cultures, and its political potential lies in the suspension of established social roles. In addition, can a proposal halfway between the ritual and a radio drama cross the invisible barrier of time?

Quim Pujol (1978) Writer, artist and curator. He has taken part in research projects such as “Autonomía y complejidad” or "Arte y ciencia ficción",  and collaborated in publications like Artributos, Efímera, Maska or Repensar la dramaturgia. He is co-curator of La estrategia doméstica and the Secció Irregular at the Mercat de les Flors and professor in the Independent Studies Programme at the MACBA.